Sociology/Public Policy


Independent Funding Available


The Changing Tides of Mass Incarceration research project led by Sociology Professor Heather Schoenfeld examines the politics and policies of mass incarceration. The purpose of the research is to understand what has led some states, but not others, to initiate policies that could reduce imprisonment. We are hiring a motivated, detail oriented undergraduate student for a research assistant position for the summer of 2022.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to engage in social science research and learn about the criminal justice system and policymaking. Summer responsibilities will include news media and legislative database searches, qualitative coding, administrative tasks, and analytic writing in close collaboration with the research team.

We are looking for a summer research assistant, for 15-20 hours per week. Students must be available for on-campus weekly meetings. Prior research methods class a plus. If you are interested or have questions please email Prof. Heather Schoenfeld for a link to the application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis up through May 1st.

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